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#1 Fabrizo

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

http://www.amazon.co...=I391P34WJ98IGO

This is the cheapest I've seen a PSP 3000 before, the system has held its value surprisingly well over the years.

#2 Jack_Frost

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

in for 10

#3 silkysmooth

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

It's a great deal just for the fact that there are many quality UMD only games out there.

#4 orcishlad

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

I believe this was the price last Black Friday. Totally worth getting one if you're into roleplaying games.

#5 neo.dorsia

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

Been after one for a while, cheers for posting

#6 wtsutton

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

I believe this was the price last Black Friday. Totally worth getting one if you're into roleplaying games.


Agreed. I bought one of the Darth Vader bundles a couple years ago and the system is chock full of awesome RPGs and Strat-RPGS.

#7 geotech

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

Thank you! I've been waiting for it to go down to this price.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:52 PM

Man, I absolutely love this system. I also have the 3000 and it has been around the world with me time and again as a faithful, reliable game system. Take advantage of this price now and snag up all the PSP clearance and used games now as this is pretty much the last holiday season for the system.

#9 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

Am I the only one who thinks this should be more like, $50? $99 seems really high.

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#10 mis0

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

Am I the only one who thinks this should be more like, $50? $99 seems really high.


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#11 birdyjuice

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

I was thinking about this before, but with the Vita discounted this just seems too high for something they won't really be supporting anymore.

#12 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

Huh. Oh well.

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#13 happydogs

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

It's a great deal just for the fact that there are many quality UMD only games out there.


Seconded. I've had mine for years, but even with the intention of eventually buying a Vita, i'm still grabbing up dirt cheap UMDs left and right.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:52 PM

walmart has it too.
http://www.walmart.c...-Black/10825594
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#15 chimpmeister

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:35 PM

Great deal on a great handheld! I got an extra last year at this price, and it rarely drops this low. Good deal!

#16 kk012

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

In for 1. I needed a back-up PSP since I have so many UMD games in my collection.

#17 redline

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

Bought one for a backup. Thanks OP.

#18 Chocoburger

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

Am I the only one who thinks this should be more like, $50? $99 seems really high.

Not alone. I own a launch PSP-1001, and I think the system is great in many ways (though also flawed in a few), $99 is a bit too much for a 2005 system that has no more support at this point.

I can't justify a back-up one at $100. $50, yeah.

#19 chunlirocks

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:28 PM

Must resist

I have issues

I have a psonecombo still sealed, a back up ps2 still sealed
and a 160 gig ps3 slim as a backup

Already have a psp and it is really durable but I want one JUST IN CASE

ahhhh

must wait for lower price

and drop already Growlanswer
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#20 redline

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:29 PM

Not alone. I own a launch PSP-1001, and I think the system is great in many ways (though also flawed in a few), $99 is a bit too much for a 2005 system that has no more support at this point.

I can't justify a back-up one at $100. $50, yeah.


GameBoy Advance never got cheaper than $79 or so brand new. DS Lite got down to what, $89? I don't think we'll ever see any handheld go for $50 brand new. But you can always dream.

#21 excellen

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:34 PM

Not alone. I own a launch PSP-1001, and I think the system is great in many ways (though also flawed in a few), $99 is a bit too much for a 2005 system that has no more support at this point.

I can't justify a back-up one at $100. $50, yeah.

The 1000 is worlds apart though in terms of screen quality and form factor (2000/3000 are much more lightweight and comfortable). I also own a launch 1000 and I'd say it's a really worthwhile upgrade.

Here's a comparison pic (not mine)
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#22 Fabrizo

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

and drop already Growlanswer


It's on sale for $20 atm on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co...=I31X3AII30FOLJ

I was hoping they would drop it to $15 (and Gungnir to $10), but $20 isn't bad either.

#23 Chocoburger

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

GameBoy Advance never got cheaper than $79 or so brand new. DS Lite got down to what, $89? I don't think we'll ever see any handheld go for $50 brand new. But you can always dream.

Then dream I shall, good sir!

The 1000 is worlds apart though in terms of screen quality and form factor (2000/3000 are much more lightweight and comfortable). I also own a launch 1000 and I'd say it's a really worthwhile upgrade.

Here's a comparison pic (not mine)
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Don't you dare tempt me! I still enjoy my 1001, even with its issues. I don't need to spend more money when I'm waiting for a good PC monitor deal. Hey, if anyone knows about a great IPS monitor deal at 27 or 30 inches, let me know! :bouncy:

#24 dfo

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

Sounds like it's time to stop buying "backup" systems! Just keep in mind that your current system is relatively unlikely to fail, you can always buy another one then if it does (might be even cheaper by that point) and then you can spend all the $ you save on more games.

Must resist

I have issues

I have a psonecombo still sealed, a back up ps2 still sealed
and a 160 gig ps3 slim as a backup

Already have a psp and it is really durable but I want one JUST IN CASE

ahhhh

must wait for lower price

and drop already Growlanswer



#25 Lei

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

The 1000 is worlds apart though in terms of screen quality and form factor (2000/3000 are much more lightweight and comfortable). I also own a launch 1000 and I'd say it's a really worthwhile upgrade.

Here's a comparison pic (not mine)

interesting... the screen does look better.

i have a 1001 too and bought the 3000 once as a spare once, but i ended up returning it since i didn't think i would need it.
i do remember it feeling too light compared to 1001 though, like it was a plastic toy

#26 chunlirocks

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

Sounds like it's time to stop buying "backup" systems! Just keep in mind that your current system is relatively unlikely to fail, you can always buy another one then if it does (might be even cheaper by that point) and then you can spend all the $ you save on more games.



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:joystick: CERTIFIED GRADE A VIDIOT:joystick:

IN MY CONSOLES - NOW PLAYING:
:ps3: BLAZBLUE and DEMON's SOULS
:360: MUSHIHIMESAMA FUTARI 1. 5
:ps2: EVERBLUE 2
:wii: METROID PRIME TRILOGY
:psp: Field Commander
:xbox: XYANIDE

#27 Fabrizo

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:01 PM

I actually still use a 1001 too, I like how it feels heavy and high quality and the grooves on the back make it more comfortable to hold. They removed the eject mechanism from later psp models too which also made them seem cheaper.

When it comes to the screen though, 2000 is king between the models that support umd. 3000 has better colors, but it introduces scan lines:
http://news.cnet.com...-screen-issues/

But a lot of people wont care/notice those. I barely notice the ghosting on my 1001 anymore after all these years because I've gotten so used to it. But if you can find a 2000 new for a price even remotely close to a 3000 I'd go for that.

#28 Soma_Cruz

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

Not bad, I considered this since the x button kinda sticks on my PSP now after a lot of use but I just bought a Vita so it will have to wait.

#29 QuickKill

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

my psp 1000 is kinda shot, so a 3000 would be nice...

#30 choral_music

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

If I'm PS+, can I put Final Fantasy Tactics War of the Lions on this PSP, or is it Vita only? (FFT is free for members right now)